Abe's of Maine legit camera store?

4 years 8 months ago #481240 by Uplander
I was looking at getting the new Sony A7R II and noticed that everyone has this for around $3198.  However Abe's of Maine list it for $2605.  Are these guys a reputable seller.  What's the catch here?  


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4 years 8 months ago #481247 by Jessa Layton
Might be used or grey market?  


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4 years 8 months ago #481252 by Denise Lattimer
I've never bought anything from them, mostly because their online reviews are horrendous.


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4 years 8 months ago #481253 by Shadowfixer1
I have heard that they piece everything out. The price is for the camera body only. If you want a body cap, it's extra. If you want a battery, that's extra. If you want whatever it's extra. If you try to buy it without the extras, they are magically out of stock. That is the story I have heard from people. Don't know if true or not. It's not worth the chance in my opinion.
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4 years 8 months ago #481265 by Patrick G
That's a $500 difference compared to everyone else.  Got me, something doesn't smell right.  Who knows, these days.  


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4 years 8 months ago #481319 by effron
AVOID "Abe's of Brooklyn (Maine)"......

Why so serious?
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4 years 8 months ago #481321 by Screamin Scott
I bought a point & shoot Nikon digital from them well over a decade ago with no problems but current reviews say they are not good to deal with nowadays.

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4 years 8 months ago #481359 by Mason Katz
Reviews aren't so good for them


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4 years 8 months ago #481360 by msmith55
In photography, as in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


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4 years 8 months ago #481376 by EOS_Fan
That is to bad, it's a killer price!


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4 years 8 months ago #481430 by Ontherocks
I just did a search for a number of cameras on Google shop, and their pricing is lower than everyone else on all the cameras I searched.  I'm just wondering, what's the catch.  

I can't image they are opening up the OEM box and taking out the 'extras' that normally come, and selling separately?? 


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4 years 8 months ago #481455 by icepics
Ernest, when did somebody move Brooklyn to Maine?! :lol:  I'm kidding - you're right!! They're actually in Brooklyn. And have a bad reputation.

In this thread there are a couple of comments that someone thought the old Abe's (in Maine)was sold some years ago, seems like whoever owns it is just using the name.
http://photo.net/casual-conversations-forum/00aAfI

Reviews on Photo.net (which has listings for lots of camera stores) say things like 'liars', 'crooks', and 'out and out trickery'. Guess that ought to tell you something.
http://photo.net/neighbor/view-one-about?id=2&about=Abe%27s+of+Maine

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #481463 by Shadowfixer1

Ontherocks wrote: I just did a search for a number of cameras on Google shop, and their pricing is lower than everyone else on all the cameras I searched.  I'm just wondering, what's the catch.  

I can't image they are opening up the OEM box and taking out the 'extras' that normally come, and selling separately?? 

Better re-imagine that then. I've been told by 2 or 3 people that is what they do. They also push overpriced extras on you and if you don't take those, the camera will suddenly be out of stock. 

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4 years 8 months ago #481489 by Scott Klubeck

Jessa Layton wrote: Might be used or grey market?  



I was thinking this or refurbished 


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1 year 4 months ago #657496 by Chris Banner
I'm after a Canon EOS R.  So would you say this is USA warranty?  

https://www.abesofmaine.com/Canon_EOS_R_Mirrorless_Digital_Camera_Body_Only_1037670.html

It's $1589 here.  What is the deal with this?


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